Arsenio Hall’s New Late Night Show Already Sold in 95 Percent of U.S.
Marking the comic's return to talk television after a 19-year absence, his show will be anchored on Tribune stations.
The upcoming Arsenio Hall Show is already sold in 95 percent of the U.S. ahead of its Sept. 9 launch. CBS Television Distribution president of sales Joe DiSalvo announced the news on Jan. 22.
Airing at 10 or 11 p.m. in various markets, it has now been acquired for broadcast by Sinclair Broadcasting, LIN Television Stations, Belo Corp., Cox Enterprises, Media General, Post-Newsweek Stations, Newport Television, Raycom Media, The Grant Group and Sunbeam Television, in addition to previously announced stations owned by Tribune, which are considered the show's anchor outlets, and CBS.
Ads for the show have already begun to appear, featuring Hall surrounded by a crowd making his signature “woof” sound.
Hall last fronted a late-night talk show from 1989 until 1994. The new program is produced by CBS Television Distribution in association with Arsenio Hall Communications Ltd. and Octagon Entertainment Productions.
Hall is executive producer along with John Ferriter.